RONALD KOEMAN was sacked as Barcelona suffered another humiliating loss – this time at the hands of minnows Vallecano.
Beleaguered Koeman named a relatively strong starting XI including summer arrival Sergio Aguero.
But despite dominating possession with nearly 70 per cent of the ball, they could only muster one shot on target.
Vallecano took their chance in the 30th minute when Falcao fired home a clever finish.
And Barca’s woes continued as Depay, another summer arrival, missed a second-half penalty to level the scores.
Barcelona have now lost two on the trot following Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid.
And after being beaten 2-0 by Atletico Madrid at the start of October, they have been defeated in three of their last four league matches.
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September also saw Barcelona hammered in the Champions League 3-0 by both Bayern Munich and Benfica.
Pressure had been intensifying on Koeman in recent weeks as he attempted to find a winning formula after losing star men Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann this summer.
Fans mobbed the Dutchman’s car after Sunday’s Clasico defeat at the Nou Camp as his position became increasingly untenable.
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Barcelona now sit ninth in LaLiga after collecting just four wins from ten games.
They are already six points off leaders and rivals Real.
And Barca’s next three league games are sure to be crucial to Koeman’s future, with the Catalans taking on Alaves, Celta Vigo and Espanyol.